One trend we’ve been seeing a lot of lately is brides creating bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces out of objects other than flowers, and we can see why! The results can be stunning, unique, and more budget-friendly. You can make them or order them as ahead of time as you like. Best of all, they won’t wilt and you can keep them after the wedding as (gorgeous) keepsakes!
#1. Feathers. This lovely bouquet was created by Croska on Etsy.
#2. Wheat. We’re loving the wheat bouquet and boutonniere below, especially for a fall wedding. The boutonniere is from InStyle Weddings.
#3. Sola Flowers. These “flowers” would trick most people from a distance–they’re actually tapioca wood! The bouquets are from Brandon Kidd’s , photographed by Jasmine Star. You can buy sola flowers here.
#4. Vintage Brooches. These lovely brooch bouquets by Fantasy Floral Design have been making their way around the wedding blog circuit. But even if you’ve already seen them, they’re worth seeing again! Photographed by Alice Hu.
#5. Clay. Made by dkdesignshawaii on Etsy, this bouquet composed of clay stephanotis flowers and Swarovski crystals is pretty realistic looking (not to mention beautiful)!
#7. Vegetables. Asparagus and kale look perfectly at home in these bouquets. Who would have ever guessed? The bouquet on the left is courtesy of Caroline Ghetes; the one on the right is from Sarah K. Chen.
#8. Paper Butterflies. This bouquet by Yumikuki on Etsy sets our hearts “a-flutter.”
#9. Wire. These bouquets are so unique. Crafted by Refinerii on Etsy, they are made of wire adorned with vintage crystals, pearls, and rhinestone buttons from old pieces of worn out jewelry.
#11. Berries. We LOVE the way berries look in a bouquet, whether mixed in with flowers or on their own. The image on the left is from Martha Stewart and the image on the right is from the Bride’s Cafe.
#12. Fabric. This elegant bouquet by Silver Sixpence is made of handcrafted fabric roses.
#13. Cotton. These images are actually from the same wedding that utilized the sola flowers in #3. Brandon and Kristen also included cotton bolls in her bouquet, his boutonniere, and their decor!
#14. Pinecones. This glittered pinecone bouquet would be perfect for a winter wedding. You can find DIY instructions here!
#15. Herbs. For those of you who feel like a bouquet just isn’t a bouquet without something fresh and green, what about herbs? Besides being budget-friendly, a bouquet made of herbs would smell soo good. The boutonniere is by InStyle Weddings.
Whether you mix non-floral objects with flowers, or go totally non-floral, these bouquets show that it can look absolutely stunning. There are so many more possibilities. We’ve seen bouquets that included seashells, buttons, ribbons, and maple leaves just to name a few.